Tilley AL8 1950 - 1954

Discussion in 'AL8-AL8A-AL88-OH574' started by Mackburner, Oct 13, 2010.

  1. Mackburner

    Mackburner United Kingdom Founder Member Subscriber

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    This is a reflected railway track work lamp from about the mid 1950s. Not common now because BR scrapped huge numbers of lamps in the 1960s. I have not restored this one as it came to me in almost unused condition.

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    Hi Neil , I'm a newbie to the group , but do love tilley's, have a small collection.
    I've just bought another lamp which looks very similar to this stunner of yours, but has a couple of small differences, handle on the tank and control cock , any ideas ?
     
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    Hello Dean and welcome to the forum. You have a nice example of a TL13 tank with the wrong burner on. That style of control cock indicates a date of pre 1939.
    Have a look in the Lamp Reference Gallery for TL13 (opal shade, no globe) and TL14 (182 globe, no shade)
    Table & Vase Lamps (TL & VL)

    Henry.
     
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    Welcome aboard!:thumbup:
    That is an excellent restoration project.
     
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    Thank you , i had a suspicion it was a mixture, but drawn to it straight away ,
    I do like to get lamps mechanically working but love patina and the life history they've had ,
    So as you say, a good project .
    Thank you again for knowledge sharing .
     

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